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indian barcha spear
bulbous tail
turban shaped spike
Rajput spear
Deccan, early 19th century
Indo-Persian arms
€ 1200

From my personal collection; a very nice light-weight infantry spear or barcha with a square blade on a faceted socket, the solid wooden and painted shaft is lacquered. A steel butt consisting of a long spike with a fluted turban shaped projection. This item is in very good condition and stands out from most examples that come on the market. Scroll down to see all the pictures.

Provenance: from the Dr. Alexander von Hoffmeister Collection

191cm (75.2inch )